News  /  Entertainment  /  Entertainment News  /  stories  / 

Entertainment News

Diana Athill, literary editor and writer, dies at 101

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:56am

Diana Athill, a writer and editor who honed the work of novelists including John Updike and Margaret Atwood before finding late-life fame as a memoirist, has died. She was 101.

National Comedy Center to display Kovacs material

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 3:42am

The National Comedy Center will give the public its first glimpse of creative papers and artifacts that belonged to the late comedian Ernie Kovacs.

AP PHOTOS: Camels wrestle in traditional Turkish event

Lefteris Pitarakis and Ayse Wieting, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 24th - 12:39am

Braveheart, Crazy Hasan, The Conqueror and Black Diamond were among the furry, hump-backed contestants in this year's annual sporting showdown in Turkey: camel wrestling.

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang dies from military injuries

Nick Perry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:29pm

Singaporean actor Aloysius Pang died Thursday from injuries he sustained during a military training exercise in New Zealand. He was 28.

BlocBoy JB sues video game 'Fortnite' over 'Shoot' dance

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 5:20pm

Rapper BlocBoy JB has become the latest to sue "Fortnite," saying the popular video game is using his "Shoot" dance without permission or compensation.

Patricia Clarkson, Mario Lopez in pre-Mardi Gras parades

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:39pm

New Orleans-born actress Patricia Clarkson, "Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles and "ExtraTV" host Mario Lopez are among the stars headlining New Orleans parades leading up to Mardi Gras.

Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors

Jake Coyle, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 3:17pm

Bryan Singer, the director of the Oscar-nominated "Bohemian Rhapsody," has been accused of sexually assaulting minors in an expose published by the Atlantic.

Jimmy Page's dragon guitar reborn after 50 years on ice

Andrew Dalton, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:46pm

After five decades, Jimmy Page's dragon has re-emerged from its lair.

Carrie Underwood, Mike Fisher welcome baby boy, Jacob Bryan

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:33pm

Carrie Underwood says her heart is full after the arrival of her second son.

Audra McDonald heading back to Broadway to star in romance

Mark Kennedy, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 2:33pm

Six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald is heading back to Broadway to be a waitress — but not in "Waitress."

Jamel Brinkley wins 2018 book award named for Ernest Gaines

Chevel Johnson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:57pm

A love for reading and writing as a youngster led Jamel Brinkley to teach high school English and begin pursuit of an advanced degree in literature. But it was the encouragement from professional writers that ultimately led him to quit his job and become a full-time author.

Sanders says it's laughable that White House is inaccessible

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:19pm

Following the apparent demise of the traditional afternoon briefing of reporters, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told Fox News Channel on Wednesday that any notion the Trump administration is not accessible to the press is "absolutely laughable."

Valentino's dramatic Paris couture has Celine Dion weeping

Thomas Adamson, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 1:07pm

Valentino took drama to its height at its Wednesday spring couture collection in Paris, where Celine Dion wept theatrically as a solemn Naomi Campbell swept past to close the house's show in a see-through black organza gown.

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper among SAG Awards presenters

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 12:09pm

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek are among the first presenters announced for Sunday's Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Jonas Mekas, 'godfather' of avant-garde, dies at 96

Hillel Italie, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:49am

Jonas Mekas the Lithuanian-born director, critic, patron and poet widely regarded as the godfather of modern American avant-garde film and as an indispensable documenter of his adopted New York City, has died. He was 96.

Michael Jackson stage musical to premiere in Chicago

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:36am

A stage musical about Michael Jackson will premiere in Chicago later this year before heading to Broadway in 2020.

Gandolfini's son cast as young Tony for 'Sopranos' prequel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 10:33am

The son of James Gandolfini has been cast as the young Tony Soprano in the planned "Sopranos" prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark."

Mexico City neighborhood celebrates "Roma" nominations

Berenice Bautista, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:31am

News of Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" being nominated for 10 Academy Awards Tuesday had residents of the director's childhood Mexico City neighborhood joyfully mining their own memories and anticipating showing their children the film someday.

SAG honoree Alan Alda keeps using acting to make an impact

John Carucci, Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 23rd - 7:25am

When Alan Alda receives his life achievement award from the Screen Actors Guild on Sunday, it will celebrate a career that includes multiple Emmy awards, an Oscar nomination and social activism over nearly seven decades.

'Black Panther' makes Oscar history with best picture nod

Jonathan Landrum Jr., Associated Press  |  Posted Jan 22nd - 4:27pm

"Black Panther" broke through an Oscar category wall for superheroes.